Telus is expanding its fiber and rural broadband facilities in Calgary and Edmonton as part of a broader plan to spend $676 million throughout Alberta this year.
Telus reported that while first-quarter 2013 external wireline revenues rose CAD 36 million (USD 35.6 million) or 2.9 percent year-over-year to CAD 1.8 billion (USD 1.78 billion) due to an uptick in data service revenue, those results were partially offset by expected declines in legacy consumer and business voice revenues.
To see a disheartening example of what can happen when a government regulator tries to increase wireless competition by keeping spectrum from a nation's dominant operators, shoot a quick glance at the Great White North.
Telus will leverage Ericsson's MPEG-4 AVC HD compression for its growing Optik TV service. in order to improve HD video quality and to meet the Canadian government's loudness control requirement for advertisements.
Concerns over alleged security issues prompted Sprint Nextel and Softbank to promise a U.S. lawmaker that Sprint's network will not use network equipment from China's Huawei, which is also being targeted by Canadian lawmakers considering new regulations on foreign wireless suppliers perceived as security risks.
Telus has employed Fujitsu as its vendor of choice to implement 100G on its intercity regional networks to meet the ongoing demands from their consumer and business customers.
CenturyLink may be following the growing usage-based billing (UBB) trend where service providers place usage caps on bandwidth consumption, but the telco's policies are anything but clear for its end users.
Bell Canada on Tuesday cleared another major hurdle in its effort to acquire Astral Media when it got the Competition Bureau's approval to proceed with the proposed acquisition. The telco still needs to get the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's (CRTC) approval.
Telus reported on Friday that Q4 external wireline revenues rose 4.1 percent, or CAD 52 million (USD 51.5 million), to CAD 1.4 billion (USD 1.38 million) due to an increase in data service and equipment revenues.
Incumbent telecom service providers in Canada are campaigning for a relaxation on that country's rules on foreign ownership of their firms. Western Canadian service provider Telus is the latest firm to stoke that debate.